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McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

McGeorge welcomes new dean – Michael Hunter Schwartz

University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law welcomed Michael Hunter Schwartz, a national leader in legal education reform, as its new dean. He started on July 1, 2017.

Schwartz previously served as the dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During his tenure there, the law school overhauled its curriculum, greatly expanded its support for student success and bar pass, and created a cutting-edge student mentoring program that received the American Bar Association's prestigious Gambrell Professsionalism Award. Schwartz has climbed the National Jurist's list of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education for the past three years, this year being ranked ninth. He has written extensively on teaching law, including What the Best Law Teachers Do, published by Harvard University Press. Schwartz is the 10th dean of McGeorge School of Law.

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation remembers and honors Gould physician at dedication event

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation remembers and honors Gould physician at dedication event

Family, friends, donors and coworkers celebrate physician’s commitment and spirit of giving.

Dr. Christopher Hudlin, a general surgeon who joined Gould Medical Group in 2007, passed away in 2016. Last Friday, over 100 Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) staff, Gould Medical Group physicians, donors and friends joined Dr. Hudlin’s family in honoring him with the dedication of a bench at the Stockton Medical Plaza on Hammer Lane in Stockton.

“Dr. Hudlin was instrumental in the expansion of Gould Medical Group in Stockton,” said Gary Zufelt, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation chief executive officer. “He was very active in medical group and Foundation activities, and was a leader in motivating others to help support worthy causes.”

University of the Pacific receives $1.3 million Upward Bound grant for Edison High School

Project to help south Stockton students with applying for college, financial aid, other services

University of the Pacific has been awarded a $1.3 million five-year federal grant for an Upward Bound project that will put eligible Edison High School students on a college-bound trajectory. The project will provide needed instruction, tutoring, advising, and assistance with applying for financial aid and college to help students graduate high school, enroll in college and earn a degree.

“It’s very exciting for all of us to be partnering with the Stockton Unified School District on what should be a very powerful, transformative opportunity to help Edison students make it through high school and onto college,” said Patrick Day, Pacific’s vice president for Student Life. “Upward Bound is a strong, proven program and will give students a great chance to succeed and someday give back to their communities.”

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Bank of Stockton executive tapped for University of the Pacific board

Eberhardt continues family tradition of service to Pacific, Huber named chair

Outdoor clothing pioneer Royal Robbins dies in Modesto

MODESTO — Rock climbing pioneer and outdoor clothing company founder, Royal Robbins, died at his home in Modesto, Tuesday. He was 82.

According to his company’s website, Robbins died after a long illness.

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Does it matter if workers are happy?

MODESTO — After the first year of work, many employees report feeling less engaged and happy in their jobs, according to a new survey by staffing company, Robert Half, and Happiness Works.

Reasons for lack of engagement vary.

“Perhaps the employee is finding the work is not as interesting,” said Robert Half Regional Manager Brenda Arnold. “Could be the job they thought it would be is not what it turned out to be. And it could be they could not connect with the culture.”

Robert Half advises companies to be aware of the slide in engagement at the one-year mark and to take steps to remedy it because happy, engaged workers are more productive and stay at companies longer.

“Making sure that employees have a sense of empowerment, that they feel that they have a say-so in the decision-making of the company so that they feel more invested in the job,” Arnold said... Read More

Modesto librarian gets national honor

NEW YORK — A librarian from Modesto was one of 10 honored by the American Library Association with the I Love My Librarian Award.

Olga Valencia Cardenas of the Stanislaus County Library was selected from nearly 1,100 nominations submitted.

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